EXCLUSIVE LIMITED EDITION OF 500 COPIES
INCLUDES 2 BONUS TRACKS
This essential LP presents the bluesman’s first long play, Pee Wee Crayton, in its entirety. Originally issued in 1960 by Modern Records’ subsidiary Crown label, it has been long unavailable on vinyl. The album includes previous Modern sides, some of them dating back to 1948. Featured here is a magnificent mix of emotional blues, jump tunes, electrifying boogies, and soulful ballads. Among the highlights you can find the opener “Texas Hop” – a jumpin' instrumental with a rockin' guitar solo and wailing sax, and the instrumental smash “Blues After Hours,” as well as great vocal numbers such as “California Women,” “Tired of Travelin’” and “My Everything,” among others. In addition to the original album, this limited collector’s edition includes 2 bonus tracks from the same period: the sumptuous "I Love You So," one of Crayton's biggest hits, and the electrifying “Poppa Stoppa,” a guitar instrumental with exhilarating staccato picks on the high end of the necK.
PEE WEE CRAYTON: Guitar. Also vocals on Side 1, tracks 3-5 / Side 2, tracks 3 & 5.
BILL DAVIS, bass
DAVID LEE JOHNSON, piano
CANDY JOHNSON, drums
BUDDY FLOYD, tenor saxophone
Side 1, tracks 1 & 2 / Side 2, tracks 1, 2 & 4 are instrumentals.
Recorded at Modern Studio, Los Angeles, 1948-1950.BONUS TRACKS:
“Poppa Stoppa”: Pee Wee Crayton (vocals and guitar), Willard
McDaniel (piano). Unidentified bass, drums and tenor saxophone.
Recorded at Modern Studio, Los Angeles, 1950.
“I Love You So”: Pee Wee Crayton (vocals and guitar),
Bill Davis (bass), David Lee Johnson (piano), Candy Johnson
(drums), Buddy Floyd (tenor saxophone).
Recorded at Modern Studio, Los Angeles, 1948.
1. TEXAS HOP
2. BLUES AFTER HOURS
3. PHONE CALL FROM MY BABY
4. Tired of Travelin’
5. CALIFORNIA WOMEN
6. POPPA STOPPA *
1. BLUES IN MY HEART
2. Pee Wee’s Boogie
3. OLD FASHIONED BABY
4. BLUES FOR MY BABY
5. My everyThing
6. I LOVE YOU SO *